71.50 - Bubbly brown sugar bananas

9 years old, distilled 30th January 2008, 61.0% abv, Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel, 174 bottles, dram price A

SMWS 71.50 - Bubbly brown sugar bananasThe nose has lemon, lime, mango, pears and a hint of rosewater. The mouthfeel is thin with no cling. The body has lemon, pineapple, pears, mango, crystallised ginger, soft toffee and a hint of nutmeg. The finish is lemon and soft toffee.

Water brings out thin, compact whorling that dissipates quickly without mottling. The nose gains more of the rosewater and lime notes. The body gains more lime and soft toffee. The finish gains lime.

A fine dram for spring afternoons.